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Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/2 FE ZERO-D

Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/2 FE ZERO-D
10 March 2018
Maciej Latałło

1. Introduction

Undoubtedly Venus Optics have found their place on the market employing a very wise tactics. They decided not to launch manual lenses with standard parameters, as such products are numerous; the next device in this category, even well-done, wouldn’t be anything original. They chose a different path, by offering manual lenses with extra features.

Accordingly, each and every of their products is somehow interesting. In the line-up you can find super-macro instruments with a magnification scale better than 1:1. If they offer a classic 1:1 macro, it is also an ultra wide angle lens (like the Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/4 Wide-Angle 1:1 Macro). A 105 mm portrait lens features a smooth trans-focus system that improves bokeh and, additionally, you get a whole series of wide angle ZERO-D lenses with a very good distortion correction.

When it comes to the 110 degrees angle of view combined with a very bright f/2.0 aperture so far Venus Optics have presented two types of approach. First was used in the Venus Optics LAOWA 7.5 mm f/2 MFT which we had already a pleasure to test. The second approach was a bit more difficult because, with the same angle of view and aperture fastness they decided to construct a full frame lens, designed for mirrorless Sony cameras. We think here about the shorter flange focal distance Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/2 FE ZERO-D which we are going to look closer at in this test – enjoy!

We would like to thank FoxFoto the distributor of Venus Optics Laowa products in Poland, for sending us one specimen of the tested lens very quickly.

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You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

Venus Optics LAOWA 15 mm f/2 FE ZERO-D - Introduction



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